Friday, February 28, 2014


From BBC News:

Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and her lesser known (not to us) sleuths Tommy and Tuppence are to be brought to the screen as part of a series of BBC programs marking the 125th anniversary of her birth.

And Then There Were None, her most-read book, is to be adapted by Sarah Phelps into a three-part drama.

David Walliams will play Tommy (Tommy & Tuppence) in a six-part series Partners in Crime.

A series of documentaries about the British crime writer are also planned.

It is not yet known who will play Tuppence to Walliams's Tommy in the latest adaptation of their crime-solving adventures.


vallery said...

it will be hard to beat Francesca Annis. But do we need another T & T? they are the most inane stores. And then there were None has never really been done well. It will be interesting to see if any of these remakes will be faithful to the stories- Too many these days introduce modern sensibilities and take major liberties, even changing the villain.

ElaineCharton said...

Wonderful! I wonder how long it will take before we see them in the states.

Laura Brennan said...

Yay, how fun! I love a little romance with my mystery. (Obviously, I'm talking T&T!)

I wonder how they'll pull off ATTWN, especially over three nights. That's a lot of commitment to ask of viewers for a very dark story.

Amit Agarwal said...

I don't know how to review such a masterpiece as any words of praise would be insufficient to do justice to it. I have been a die hard fan of mystery books and must have read over 80 to 90 mystery book titles written as early as 1920s and as late as 2013. This novel is so far, the best of all murder mysteries I have ever read. If someone is new to Crime genre, and picks up this book, then I am sure they will read all the rest of Agatha Christie's works.

This novel has inspired many stage plays and movies. The super hit Indian movie Gumnaam has heavily borrowed its plot from this book.

If you are an avid reader, I can assure that you would finish the book in one go. It is unputdownable.